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Homeschooling comes with many little blessings. Spending quality time with your child all throughout the day is an experience that most parents, unfortunately, don’t get. Homeschooling does come with its own set of challenges, though.
Being at home with your child(ren) day in and day out can make the weeks feel long and repetitive. A great way to combat this is by adding in some new activities to break up the school day. There are many fun activities you can do together that are also educational!
For example, lunchtime provides the perfect opportunity to begin teaching your child a valuable life skill – cooking! Using the half hour before lunch as a cooking class will allow you to teach your child how to slice different kinds of food, read a recipe, and measure ingredients, (you can squeeze in a math lesson here, too)! The best part is that you will get to enjoy the fruits of your labor together.
If you’re fortunate enough to live near a zoo, this is definitely something you should be taking advantage of. Homeschooling provides the flexibility to plan field trips during the day that are appropriate for your lesson plans. The zoo is a great way for children to learn about habitats, various animal species, and the environment. You’ll enjoy the exercise, too!
Every homeschooling parent understands that sometimes you just need a break. Running a household and a school at the same time can get overwhelming fast. Signing your child up for online language classes is one ideal remedy. Let an experienced foreign language instructor teach your child for 45 minutes per week. Learning a new language is a valuable skill in today’s day and age. It also teaches children to appreciate other cultures.
A majority of people in the U.S. have to contend with bad weather for a portion of the year. This can really put a damper on PE lessons. Physical education is important, (especially if you have little ones who have a seemingly endless supply of energy). When the weather threatens to foil your plans, try PE videos instead. YouTube has loads of kid-friendly videos that show how to have fun and get some exercise indoors.
There are even more fun activities that you can add to your schedule on the infographic below from TakeLessons. All grade levels can benefit from these unconventional ways to learn. Try adding in a new activity each week to make for an engaging and successful school year!
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